The “Grand College” is an attractive example of fifteenth century Gothic style architecture with an inner courtyard surrounded by a series of arches made of brick and stone.
Collegium Maius today
The building features the Jagiellonian University Museum that houses an extensive collection of historic instruments once used for astronomy, meteorology, cartography, physics and chemistry.
Perfect for a short visit
One of the highlights of the Collegium Maius is its courtyard clock. The clock performs every two hours, when a parade of wooden figures representing important professors and kings of Poland come alive to a pleasant tune.
The clock is a lot of fun to see; however, the guided tour of Collegium Maius is a little long. Thus, we wouldn’t include this attraction on our top list.
Monday - Friday: 10am to 2:20pm.
Saturdays: 10am - 1:30pm.
1 April - 31 October: closes at 5:20pm.
Children less than 7 years old: free entrance.
Trams: 2, 13, 18 and 69.
Buses: 124, 152, 304, 424, 502, 601, 618 and 902.